Time Is Short

Like, maybe five-foot nothing, dripping wet.

Ba-dum-DUM!! Thanks, folks, I’ll be here all week, tip your waitress.

I was thinking about humor and stress today, a familiar subject. I’ve probably said it before (I’m too tired to do a search and as I said, time is short) but I love “M*A*S*H” and I love the character of Benjamin Franklin Pierce. I love the central theme of how they used outrageous, insane humor in a horrifying, unbelievably batshit crazy situation to avoid going insane themselves.

Which, of course, always leads to the memory that, in the end, Hawkeye did go over the edge and have a nervous breakdown.

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  1. It always made me so incredibly sad at the end of M*A*S*H when the writers did that…that the strongest among them was ultimately broken. As an adult I realize that they wrote it to be realistic…I mean of all the main characters, Hawkeye had been there the longest and had arguably endured the most loss and then of course what they put him thru to ultimately send him over the edge was the final horrific straw. Even his steadfast mind couldn’t handle that brutal truth. I’m not sure anyone would be strong enough to endure such an atrocity and have their sanity remain completely intact. But if you’ll remember, Hawkeye recovered and was a better person, and likely a better doctor, for having briefly lost his way.

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